Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sandrine's Bistro

The entrance to Sandrine's Bistro in Harvard Square.

We stopped in at Sandrine's Bistro during Restaurant Week as they had a lobster roll on the menu and it was just as reminiscent of Paris as we said in our initial review. One thing we did notice was quite a difference in service. The waitstaff was much more attentive on this visit.

The three course lunch included a simple mesclun salad, very nicely done with a vinaigrette dressing, the lobster roll was also good although the brioche roll it was on could have been a bit fresher. The nectarine and blueberry cobbler served for dessert was a disaster. It tasted like canned preserves passed under a broiler, complete with the consistency of hardened jelly. The top off of vanilla ice cream was quite nice, however.

Which proves once again that Restaurant Week here in Boston can be hit or miss depending on where you go. In my opinion it just seems to get worse and worse every year and not really indicative of what a true dining experience at the restaurant would truly be like. Oftentimes we end up feeling cheated despite the price.

Lobster roll at Sandrine's Bistro

We couldn't resist snapping a quick photo of the headquarters of the Click and Clack, the Tappett Brothers, the guys from the popular PBS radio show "Car Talk" with their unmistakable sign reading: Dewey, Cheatham and Howe.

Sandrine's Bistro
8 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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